We may have lost out on the space shuttle, but NASA and Sierra Nevada Corporation are testing something almost as cool.
Lifting bodies, also known as aircraft that look like potatoes with fins, were once all the rage.
A new Kickstarter project wants to send a pocket-sized spacecraft to the moon, personalized however you like.
While the official investigation is far from over, this is most likely what went wrong with Russia's Proton-M rocket.
Piloted by robots and described as a man-made meteor, this ain't your momma's shuttle.
A small cube capable of taking hold of solar wind is to be Estonia's first-ever satellite
Sierra Nevada Corporation would almost certainly prefer that we not call its Dream Chaser lifting body spacecraft a "chubby mini-shuttle," but come on, that's kind of what it looks like, right? NASA has just poured $212 million into the vehicle, which launches on top of an Atlas V rocket and could be in space by 2015.
If you are starting to plan your summer vacation and you are a space nut then this is the map for you. You can easily see if one of NASA's retired spacecraft is located near where you'll be staying — or if you are totally hardcore — you can plan your location near where a spacecraft is housed.
It wasn't a Darwin Award alert, but serious science as NASA recently trialed a rocket sled in the California desert. Cameras were strapped on to the apparatus so we can feed our need for speed while NASA uses the sled to test the forces felt by supersonic spacecraft when landing.
The Voyager 1 space probe is currently about 11 billion miles from the sun. This is really, really far away: it's three or four times farther away from the sun than Pluto is. Astronomers have been expecting Voyager to to make the transition between our solar system and the rest of our galaxy, and it looks like that may have just happened.